Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), India’s leading media conglomerate, has been selected to join the elite list of Aon Best Employers India 2017 edition. SPN is the only media and broadcast network to be featured amongst this year’s top 19 companies across various industries.
The Best Employers Study by Aon is one of the most prominent annual workplace studies covering over 800,000 employees across 6,400 global organizations. This study aims to get insights into companies that are creating real competitive advantage via their people practices, explores what makes a workplace of choice and identifies the best employers across regions.
Based on the principles of measuring the people environment through the lens of ‘Intent-Design-Experience’, The Best Employer Study measures and recognizes employer excellence to learn and share best practices across companies and industries.
The award was presented by Sandeep Chaudhary, CEO, Aon India to Smriti Krishna Singh, CHRO, SPN.
The evaluation process involved rigorous assessment of each participant organization on critical aspects of organizational health and an independent selection by a very distinguished jury comprising eminent industry stalwarts such as Chanda Kocchar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd; Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor, IIM-Bangalore; Leo Puri, MD, UTI Asset Management Company; Dr Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman, CERG Advisory and Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and MD, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
At SPN, employee engagement stacks up at 81%, placing SPN in the top quartile of companies in India. The company places significant emphasis on values and culture and fosters an environment of transparency and empowerment. Incentivizing innovation, fostering high potential talent through focused development programs and driving a culture of creativity are some noteworthy initiatives that SPN implements to engage, motivate and retain its employees.
NP Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), said: “This recognition of our unique workplace and exceptional people practices is a matter of immense pride for all of us. This win is also a testament to the confidence our employees have in the organization. The experience we deliver, the strength and equity of our brand and the primary reason for our current and future success is because of our people. I am confident that with such an engaged team, there is no limit to what we can achieve together.”
Smriti K. Singh, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) stated: “We are in the business of entertainment and our people play a critical role in delivering value to viewers, advertisers and distributors. The engagement of our people has a direct correlation with their passion, innovation and creativity, and that in turn has a direct impact on our business. Our people give us our competitive advantage and our talent practices and culture are geared towards maintaining and growing this advantage giving us the best team in the industry. We will continue in our efforts to create fulfilling career experiences for our employees that place them at the very heart of our business.”